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Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Wednesday afternoon. Here are some highlights:

On watching Carolina:

Anytime you get a chance to watch your next opponent on Monday night, we look at TV copies anyway. I thought it was a heck of a football game. It was a good game. See it live and communication. There’s things you see on TV you don’t see on coaches’ tape.

On Carolina:

We played them last year at home and it seemed like they had a number of guys out of the game. They’re playing good football. The way they’re running the ball and Cam Newton and Stewart, the run-pass. Greg Olsen is a fine, fine football player. Defensively, it’s a big challenge for our offense.

On facing tight ends:

Last year wasn’t a great week. Olsen presents different threats. They line him up in a lot of different places we haven’t seen. A lot of misdirection. He’s been extremely productive on the backside of formations. That’s going to be a challenge. Good player and they utilize him. Schematically, they’re very multiple. He’s able to do it all.

On not taking over play-calling duties:

I don’t think that’s good structure and how you dictate the job responsibilities. If things don’t go well in any phase, I don’t think you abandon the responsibility. A lot to learn from last game. I didn’t have our team ready to play and I’ll take responsibility for that.

On not having team ready to play:

I’d like to think I’m a dynamic speaker, but the fact of the matter is when you’re team doesn’t start the way it’s supposed to, that’s my responsibility. We didn’t come out and play with the same energy we have in the past. Both teams were coming off the bye week. I’m sure that was an emphasis for the Broncos because we’ve started fast.

On receivers not getting open:

Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Wednesday afternoon. Here are some highlights:

On watching Carolina:

Anytime you get a chance to watch your next opponent on Monday night, we look at TV copies anyway. I thought it was a heck of a football game. It was a good game. See it live and communication. There’s things you see on TV you don’t see on coaches’ tape.

On Carolina:

We played them last year at home and it seemed like they had a number of guys out of the game. They’re playing good football. The way they’re running the ball and Cam Newton and Stewart, the run-pass. Greg Olsen is a fine, fine football player. Defensively, it’s a big challenge for our offense.

On facing tight ends:

Last year wasn’t a great week. Olsen presents different threats. They line him up in a lot of different places we haven’t seen. A lot of misdirection. He’s been extremely productive on the backside of formations. That’s going to be a challenge. Good player and they utilize him. Schematically, they’re very multiple. He’s able to do it all.

On not taking over play-calling duties:

I don’t think that’s good structure and how you dictate the job responsibilities. If things don’t go well in any phase, I don’t think you abandon the responsibility. A lot to learn from last game. I didn’t have our team ready to play and I’ll take responsibility for that.

On not having team ready to play:

I’d like to think I’m a dynamic speaker, but the fact of the matter is when you’re team doesn’t start the way it’s supposed to, that’s my responsibility. We didn’t come out and play with the same energy we have in the past. Both teams were coming off the bye week. I’m sure that was an emphasis for the Broncos because we’ve started fast.

On receivers not getting open:

This is not a one-position issue. First, you look at the opportunities. This isn’t about our receivers not getting open.

On working out of lulls:

I think the most important thing you have to understand is you’re different every year. We’ve done well over the years and the statistics over nine seasons look similar. This is a different offense than what we ran last year and a different football team. We started the season off the right way playing in balance to one another. We have not the last two (games).

On John Kuhn/Aaron Ripkowski:

John is steady, very consistent. Rip has done a good job. He’s done an excellent job on special teams.

On Ty Montgomery’s chance this week:

We’ll see hope so. I know he feels better at this point of the week than he did last week.

On Quinten Rollins/Sam Shields/Clay Matthews’ injuries:

I think Quinten is going to practice today. Clay may do something. Sam, getting better. I don’t know how much he’ll do today.

First, you look at the opportunities. This isn’t about our receivers not getting open.

On working out of lulls:

I think the most important thing you have to understand is you’re different every year. We’ve done well over the years and the statistics over nine seasons look similar. This is a different offense than what we ran last year and a different football team. We started the season off the right way playing in balance to one another. We have not the last two (games).

On John Kuhn/Aaron Ripkowski:

John is steady, very consistent. Rip has done a good job. He’s done an excellent job on special teams.

On Ty Montgomery’s chance this week:

We’ll see hope so. I know he feels better at this point of the week than he did last week.

On Quinten Rollins/Sam Shields/Clay Matthews’ injuries:

I think Quinten is going to practice today. Clay may do something. Sam, getting better. I don’t know how much he’ll do today.

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